Weather Facts: Hottest temps in Austin and U.S. history

Weather Facts: Hottest temps in Austin and U.S. history

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As you know the temperatures have been soaring lately. Gabe McDaid wonders what is the record for hottest temperature ever for the U.S. and Austin.

The world record for the hottest temperature ever belongs to Death Valley, California. On July 10, 1913 the high soared to 134º. This record has been safe for a hundred years. This year though on June 30 the temperature flirted with the record and climbed to 129º in Death Valley tying the U.S. record for the highest temperature ever recorded in June.

By the way, every state has experienced triple digit heat especially here in Texas.

Seymour and Monahans share the title for having the hottest temperature in Texas. Both cities have hit 120º.

Here in Austin, the all-time record high is 112º. It happened twice--September 5, 2000 and August 28, 2011.

On the other side of the spectrum, the coolest summer day happened on June 19, 1912 when the high only reached 66º.

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